ANDY’S TOP HARD DRIVING ESSENTIALS
Motorsport inspires Mx5parts’ Andy Pearson this time around. www.mx5parts.co.uk
IL MOTORSPORT REAR LOWER CHASSIS BRACE, MK1/2/2.5
A stiffer chassis means sharper handling – this rear lower chassis brace uses existing mounting holes and you don’t need to disturb any of the suspension settings to fit it. Front available, too.
TR LANE V-SHAPED ROLL BAR, MK1/2/2.5
Handmade in the UK, this wellfinished roll-bar is popular with the trackday, hillclimb and sprinting fraternities. It not only brings safety benefits, it helps stiffen the bodyshell, too.
IL MOTORSPORT 4-PIECE CLUTCH, MK1/2/2.5
Enthusiast and regular drivers can benefit from this clutch kit – it was developed and tested on the track and then adapted for everyday road use, with pedal feel just like that of the original.
IL MOTORSPORT COOLANT HOSE KIT, MK1 1.6
The oldest MX-5S are approaching 30 years old, so some of their cooling hoses could be a little tired… This nine-piece kit means you can replace all your cooling hoses for your peace of mind.
V-MAXX COILOVER KIT, MK1
This Dutch company’s heightadjustable coilover kit gives a body drop of 35–65mm and features uprated sports springs. Although pre-set from the factory for fast road driving, there’s scope for you to then play with settings yourself.
K&N TYPHOON INTAKE KIT, MK2/2.5
This induction kit looks the business, sounds the business, and really does the business compared with the strangled standard intake. It’s available with either a red or polished aluminium pipe.
MX5PARTS STAINLESS STEEL CAT BY-PASS PIPE, MK 1
Made from 100% 304-grade stainless steel, this cat by-pass pipe is supplied with all the necessary fixing bolts and gaskets. Check the website for size information and vital MOT advice.
SKUZZLE MOTORSPORT INTAKE KIT, MK3/3.5
The design of this induction kit was approached with scientific zeal towards maximising the rate and type of airflow along it – as a consequence, it offers dyno-proven performance gains.
IL MOTORSPORT RADIATOR FAN AND COOLING KIT, MK 1/2/2.5
When you’re driving hard, cooling is paramount. This radiator fan has double the power of the standard item and features an integrated oil cooler. Comes complete with everything you need to fit it.
EIBACH SPORTS SPRINGS, MK1
Notable for both their performance and high quality manufacture, these Eibach springs lower your mk1 by approximately 30mm and keep a tight but measured check on body movement. All other MX-5 models are catered for, too.